Adobe Illustrator: Has It Really Been 20 Years?

Adobe Illustrator is the granddaddy of drawing programs. From its initial release in the mid 1980s, Illustrator was one of the key programs to launch the desktop publishing (DTP) revolution. But even now, as Illustrator zeros in on the 20(!) year mark, there are scores of folks who have yet to grasp the basics of vector illustration.

Truth be told, drawing with Bézier curves (named for the French engineer Pierre Bézier) isn’t for everyone.

Folks new to the technique can spend a good bit of their initial Illustrator training time just getting over that hump. Thankfully, I learned early on.

My initial Adobe Illustrator training came purely from experimentation …

Adobe Illustrator training, continued